What Kind Of Shareholders Own LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGC)?

If you want to know who really controls LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGC), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

LogicBio Therapeutics is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$215m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about LOGC.

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NasdaqGM:LOGC Ownership Summary January 18th 19
NasdaqGM:LOGC Ownership Summary January 18th 19

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About LogicBio Therapeutics?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

As you can see, institutional investors own 6.1% of LogicBio Therapeutics. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at LogicBio Therapeutics’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NasdaqGM:LOGC Income Statement Export January 18th 19
NasdaqGM:LOGC Income Statement Export January 18th 19

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in LogicBio Therapeutics. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of LogicBio Therapeutics

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc.. Insiders own US$29m worth of shares in the US$215m company. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 23% stake in LOGC. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

Private Equity Ownership

With a stake of 57%, private equity firms could influence the LOGC board. Some investors might be encouraged by this, since private equity are sometimes able to encourage strategies that help the market see the value in the company. Alternatively, those holders might be exiting the investment after taking it public.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand LogicBio Therapeutics better, we need to consider many other factors.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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